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Peasants Merrymaking on the Shore at Posillipo, Italy

Photo credit: Compton Verney

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Fabris, who called himself ‘the English painter’, may have been born in London, but his surviving work was painted in Naples and depicts scenes of Neapolitan life. This canvas shows peasants dancing and playing on the shore, with Vesuvius in the distance.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney


Peasants Merrymaking on the Shore at Posillipo, Italy




oil on canvas


H 104.2 x W 157 cm

Accession number

CVCSC : 0284.S

Acquisition method

purchased, 2002

Work type


Inscription description

painted : signed and dated : 1777

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Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ England

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